Many of our scholarships are used to help children participate in various summer activities from local day camps to UNC sports camps. They have all given back to their community in various ways such as: making and delivering cards to the elderly; tutoring other students; helping with administrative school duties; and volunteering at other non-profit organizations.
We covered enrollment fees for a high school girl to participate in the Weight Watchers program and she tutored ESL students at her school.
We assisted a rising second grader, who attended a two week camp at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. She committed to picking up trash on the walks she takes with her grandmother.
One artistic high schooler was able to attend a one day glass camp that he described as “perfect.” He designed and made a card for the entire class to sign for a teacher that was leaving their school.
A couple of elementary-aged students attended a jumprope summer camp and participated in the school grounds day.
One high schooler attended a summer program at the Arc of Orange County and volunteered at her school and the Red Cross.
Two brothers were able to attend a summer reading skills program. They helped with community clean-up and their neighbors with chores.
One middle schooler was able to attend two sessions at The ArtsCenter’s camp and volunteered at her school’s Buddy Reader program.
Two brothers were able to participate in a Tae Kwon Do program and paid it forward by helping in their neighborhood.
One high school student was able to partake in an international orchestra trip during spring break and tutored fellow students for 10 hours.
Two high school students were able to attend an overnight field trip with their class. One of the girls helped her handicapped neighbor with house work and the other one helped build a set for a school performance.
One elementary boy was able to take private piano lessons and is helping younger students with their homework.
We have enabled multiple children to participate in class field trips that they wouldn’t have been able to attend. They, too, paid their gift forward in various ways.
How To Apply
Students and parents (or guardians) are required to apply for funds. Students must be referred by their school’s Family Specialist. Applications are reviewed monthly and voted on by the board. The money is paid directly to the program. Download the application SKJAJA_App.pdf